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ReadBoston Storymobile starts up summer program

Over the coming weeks, more than 400 Read Boston events will be held in 80 locations around the city, including neighborhood parks, community centers, summer camps and library branches.

Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture to hold seventeen concurrent community conversations on Boston Creates

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Tuesday that the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture will hold 17 concurrent community conversations on Saturday, August 1, 2015 to drive discussion on the cultural planning process. Sixteen of the Boston Creates Community Conversations ...

ParkARTS children’s workshops continue in August

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual ParkARTS program, sponsored by Holly and David Bruce, is pleased to announce the remaining dates for its series of children’s arts workshops giving kids the opportunity to express their creativity while working on ...

Dot couple brings ice cream to Field’s Corner

When the barber shop on the ground floor of his family’s office building moved out, Alan Issokson and his wife Wendy decided to make a move of their own, opening Chill on Park, a new ice cream store and community ...

Education chief envisions high schools of the future

The Boston School Department launched an ambitious plan earlier this year to redesign how students are educated in the city’s high schools. So far, parents, students, and education advocates have held 23 meetings around the city to share ideas on ...

Mayor cuts ribbon on Connection Center

Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative cut the ribbon this week on the Connection Center, a resource to assist Bostonians ages 20 to 24 who have a high school credential but are not engaged in employment, further ...

Boston Olympic bid is scuttled

As the dust settled on the Boston 2024 bid Monday afternoon, elected officials in Boston’s black community reacted with a mixture of relief and optimism.

No master plan for Roxbury's vacant land

For developers, the vacant parcels represent an opportunity to cash in on the city’s overheated housing market. For abutters, the prospect of new housing often presents challenges posed by increased traffic and density, decreased parking and competing visions of what ...

Paul Alexander

Eastern Bank, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Boston, announced the appointment of Paul Alexander as Chief Marketing & Communications Officer.

Radius building, five acres of Rox land to be auctioned

A court-appointed receiver for the former Radius Hospital on Townsend Street is seeking bidders for an August 13 auction to sell the 159,000-square-foot facility and the five acres of prime Roxbury land on which it sits. Possible uses for the ...

Dexter Eure, 91, fought for inclusion in media

Dexter Dillard Eure Sr., a longtime Boston Globe executive who fiercely advocated for greater integration of newsrooms, died July 2 of complications from dementia. He was 91.

Racial conflict obscures common concern over wealth

The Confederate flag was removed in Columbia on July 10, 2015. At that time the wealth and income disparity in America was as great as during the Great Depression of the 1930s and, with their greater population, the number of ...

NAACP and URBAN Boston host Olympic bid and community goals discussion

Activists and community residents from Dorchester, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain were joined by officials from the Olympic organizing committee Boston 2024 and from the opposition group No Boston Olympics in an open discussion about what the games could mean for ...

BRA seeks support for urban renewal

The Boston Redevelopment Authority seems to be making good on its pledge to be more transparent and accountable, seeking public support for its urban renewal districts amid revelations the agency is lacks critical planning staff and has potentially mismanaged finances.

Helping others do good

There are many challenges to being an entrepreneur of a startup, and fortunately there are many programs available to offer supportive services. Programs vary from events that provide opportunities to showcase new products (like MassInnovation Nights events) and the accelerator ...